Apr 17, 2018 | Press Releases

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against an amendment that would have added $471 million in non-space funding to H.R. 5503, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act of 2018.

Congressman Higgins is an original cosponsor of H.R. 5503, which sets spending levels for NASA. The $471 million increase in funding levels would be used outside the realm of space exploration to finance earth science research.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“NASA funding should be solely dedicated to American space dominance and exploration. Other federal agencies like NOAA and USGS are better suited for earth science studies. I strongly oppose increases in NASA funding for earth science related matters.”

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